National Roman Legion Museum

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Step back in time at the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon near Newport, South Wales and explore life in a far-flung outpost of the mighty Roman Empire.

Wales was the furthest outpost of the Roman Empire. In AD 75, the Romans built a fortress at Caerleon that would guard the region for over 200 years. It is one of three Roman sites in Caerleon, along with the Baths museum and the open-air ruins of the amphitheatre and barracks. It is part of the wider network of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

At the museum, you can learn what made the Romans a formidable force and how life wouldn't be the same without them. You'll be able to see Exhibitions and Artefacts that show us how they lived, fought, worshipped and died. 

The Roman Garden
​​​​​​Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of our beautiful Roman Garden. The Romans planted fruit, vegetables and herbs for food and medicine, and many plants and flowers were used in religious practices. They brought their garden designs with them in 43 AD, but the change in climate restricted the range of plants that could flourish.

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car: Follow the brown helmet signs from the M4 (westbound junction 25, eastbound junction 26). For satellite navigation purposes use the post code NP18 1AE (recorded as 'High Street').By Bus: Buses run from Newport. Please call Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 00 00 for further information. By Train: 4 miles from Newport station.

Accessible by Public Transport: Newport station is 4 miles away.

National Roman Legion Museum


National Roman Legion Museum, High Street, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 1AH

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Opening Times

* Opening Hours: 10am–5pm Monday–Saturday, 12pm–3pm Sunday.

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